Mostafa Kamal Madbouly (Arabic: مصطفى كمال مدبولي; born 28 April 1966)[1][2] is the Prime Minister of Egypt, serving since 2018. He was appointed by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to succeed Sherif Ismail following his government's resignation in the wake of Sisi's re-election. Madbouly also served in Sherif Ismail's cabinet as Minister of Housing, and had also briefly served as acting prime minister.[3][4]

Mostafa Madbouly
مصطفى مدبولي
Madbouly in 2020
54th Prime Minister of Egypt
Assumed office
14 June 2018
Acting: 7 June 2018 – 14 June 2018
PresidentAbdel Fattah el-Sisi
Preceded bySherif Ismail
Minister of Housing, Utilities & Urban Communities
In office
1 March 2014 – 14 February 2019
Prime MinisterIbrahim Mahlab
Sherif Ismail
Preceded byIbrahim Mahlab
Succeeded byAssem el Gazzar
Personal details
Born (1966-04-28) 28 April 1966 (age 58)
Political partyIndependent
Alma materCairo University



Madbouly graduated from Cairo University,[5] receiving a master's degree and PhD from the Faculty of Engineering in 1988 and 1997, respectively.

Housing and Building Research Center

Madbouly started his career at the government's Housing and Building Research Center (HBRC), becoming the director of the Training and Urban Studies Institute there.

General Organisation for Physical Planning

From September 2009 until November 2011, Madbouly was the chairman of the urban planning authority, the General Organisation for Physical Planning (GOPP) affiliated to the Ministry of Housing.

United Nations Human Settlements Program

From November 2012 until February 2014 he was the regional director for Arab countries at the United Nations Human Settlements Program.[6]

Minister of Housing

In March 2014 Madbouly was appointed Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities succeeding Ibrahim Mahlab, who became Prime Minister. Madbouly remained in the post following the appointment of Sherif Ismail as Prime Minister in September 2015. During his tenure as housing minister, he oversaw the Social Housing Project (also known as the Million Housing Units project).[7]

As housing minister, Madbouly was also chairman of a number of affiliated organisations including the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA), Egypt's largest real estate developer and administrator of its New Cities program. There he oversaw key projects such as the New Administrative Capital.

Acting Prime Minister

In November 2017, Madbouly was appointed acting Prime Minister following Sherif Ismail's departure to Germany for medical treatment.[8]

Prime Minister of Egypt

EuroAfrica Interconnector CEO Nasos Ktorides signed historic InterConnector agreement between Egypt and Cyprus in presence of Moustafa Madbouly, the Prime Minister of Egypt, Minister of Electricity, and Ioannis Kasoulides, Chairman of the EuroAfrica Strategic Council
Madbouly with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez in Cairo, 1 December 2021

On 7 June 2018, President Sisi appointed Madbouly as Prime Minister, succeeding Sherif Ismail who had resigned in the wake of Sisi's re-election in the controversial presidential election.[9] On 9 June, Prime Minister Madbouly reshuffled Egypt's cabinet, replacing eight ministers.[10] It was also reported the same day that the Egyptian Parliament had agreed to his new list of Cabinet Ministers.[11] On 10 June, it was revealed that eight women would serve in his Cabinet, breaking the previous administration's record number of six.[12][13] On 13 June, it was reported that Madbouly had selected 13 to 16 deputy ministers and that Madbouly and his government would be sworn in by Sisi on 14 June.[14] Madbouly and his cabinet were sworn in by Sisi on 14 June.[15] He will also maintain his position as Housing Minister.[16] It was reported that government would issue its policy statement on 23 June,[17][18][19][20] but parliamentary spokesman Salah Hassaballah stated these reports to be incorrect.[21] On 23 June, Hassaballah stated that while no date was now scheduled to present the policy statement before Parliament, he expected the Madbouly government to present it in the next week but that the government was unable to prepare it in time for the planned date.[21] On 30 June it was announced that Madbouly would present its policy statement on 3 July, in order to comply with the Constitutional 20-day deadline upon Cabinet formation.[22]

On 3 July 2018, Madbouly officially issued his policy statement to the Egyptian parliament.[23] In the statement, he declared that 85% of his economic reform programme had been accomplished.[23] The statement was then sent to a parliament committee chaired by a House deputy speaker, which will afterwards be followed by a vote of confidence.[22] Article 146 of the constitution stipulates that a newly appointed prime minister must deliver a policy statement before parliament, after which MPs should vote on the policy, in a process that ends within 30 days.[24] On 11 July 2018, First deputy speaker of Egypt's parliament Al-Sayed Al-Sherif, who headed the parliamentary committee tasked with reviewing the Madbouly's policy statement, announced that his committee had completed its review of the statement and recommended a vote of confidence in favor for 15 July.[25] On 25 July 2018, ten days after the intended date, the Egyptian parliament approved both Madbouly's cabinet and his policy statement in a vote of confidence.[26][27]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-06-08. Retrieved 2020-04-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  7. ^ million housing units” was one of the major national projects that came into force after President Sisi took office, though the project was former Housing Minister Mohamed Fathy al-Baradei's idea. For political and social reasons, the project, which was suggested by Baradie in 2011, stopped during the Muslim brotherhood era, and came into force again when Madbouly took office.
  8. ^ "Housing min. named acting prime minister - Egypt Today". 23 November 2017.
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  14. ^ "New ministers to take oath Thursday: sources - Egypt Today". 13 June 2018.
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  18. ^ "Parliament to hear new Cabinet's program Saturday - Egypt Today".
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  20. ^ "New cabinet to governmental present programme before parliament next week - Daily News Egypt". 19 June 2018.
  21. ^ a b "Egypt new cabinet's policy statement before parliament expected next week - Politics - Egypt". Ahram Online.
  22. ^ a b "Egypt's PM to deliver gov't policy statement before Parliament on Tuesday". EgyptToday. 30 June 2018.
  23. ^ a b "'The economic reform programme is 85% accomplished and it will pay off,' says Egypt PM in policy statement - Politics - Egypt". Ahram Online.
  24. ^ Archived 2017-05-04 at the Wayback Machine
  25. ^ "Egypt parliamentary committee recommends vote of confidence in new government - Politics - Egypt". Ahram Online.
  26. ^ "Sada El Balad: Egypt's parliament gives vote of confidence to Madbouly's Cabinet". Archived from the original on 2018-07-25.
  27. ^ "Egypt's House speaker congratulates gov't on winning vote of confidence". EgyptToday. 25 July 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Egypt